Take five: When the IRS was funny
We get a break this year because April 15 falls on a Sunday, so the procrastinators among us won't have to file their income taxes until Tuesday. If you're one of those procrastinators, why not waste some more time and ponder these five TV classic comedy episodes in which the IRS was involved.
"The Honeymooners" (1956) _ Ralph (Jackie Gleason) freaks out when he gets a letter from the IRS ordering him to appear at their office the next morning. He's sure that he's being investigated for income tax evasion. Turns out he just forgot to sign his return.
"The Jack Benny Program" (1964) _ IRS agents can't believe that Hollywood's favorite cheapskate could have earned $375,000, yet only spent $19 on entertainment.
"All in the Family" (1972) _ Archie (Carroll O'Connor) fails to report the extra income he made by driving his friend's cab, so he is audited by the IRS. He tries to bribe his way out of the audit.
"Married ... With Children" (1990) _ Al (Ed O'Neill) is about to be audited by the IRS. He needs to quickly find $5,000, so he decides to sell his wife's hair.
"The Simpsons" (1998) _ Homer forgets to do his income taxes until the night they are due, so he fills out the forms with false information. He is arrested for tax fraud, but he makes a deal to work for the FBI for immunity from the IRS' prosecution.